The Rapture Has Already Taken Place

Instead of hovering over the television on election night, I spent the evening working of my sermons for the following Sunday. I’m in a series on the rapture of the church, and I was stuck by the fact that the rapture has actually already taken place, and three times at that! Three people have already been raptured, or “caught up,” to heaven.

The first to be raptured was Enoch, and two verses in the Bible are devoted to this. Genesis 5:24 says, “Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” And Hebrews 11:5 says, “By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.”

The second person is Elijah in 2 Kings 2. You may remember that story of Elijah’s sudden translation to heaven in the chariot of God.

The third person, of course, was Jesus Christ, who ascended to heaven in Luke 24 and Acts 1.

 

These three people are forerunners and previewers of the great coming rapture of the church; and if we want to learn something about what it’s going to be like for us to be raptured, we should meditate on these three men. It was a very comforting thought for me on election night, and I went to bed greatly encouraged by the promise of coming events.

5 thoughts on “The Rapture Has Already Taken Place

  1. I think the rapture if it took place now most of us would not even be aware of it because if our society is so corrupted and blinded by our own life style for example eating unclean animals dressing anyway we want to celebrating Halloween telling us as Kids not to Gamble and the Pastor alone with the deacons and Church Mothers Going to Verges on a so called so bus playing church music instead of soul music through the load speakers and the first Lady saying Mommy needs a new pair of shoes alone with the rest of the Church Mothers How would we know if the Rapture took place or not?

    even I have been affected by the deception of Vegas never won nothing so I stop trying that was the only reason had nothing to do with my faith. they always took my Money.

  2. I personally believe the rapture has already taken place. I dont mean in the sense that God has lifted millions of us up to heaven. I believe that God has woken his chosen up. When I was child I was a true believer, but not long after I turn 11 years old, my mother was murdered by my father. So I lost faith in God. I ended up going down a very dark path, drinking alcohol and taking drugs. I hurt my family (my Grandparents and my sisters). They turned their backs on me and left me with no where to turn, so I turned to my ex boyfriend, who at the time was a heroin addict. After i had my daughter and lost her to social services, i then became a heroin addict myself. Anyway after 6 months i wanted to get myself clean and sober so I left my ex and got myself clean and then sober. In 2009 I started feeling my faith return, then i found out I was pregnant again. I had to move to London because social services wanted to take my second child. It was very hard because all I wanted to do was be with my daughter who was still in foster care. I started to read to bible. It helped me get stronger, stay away from drugs and alcohol. My faith got stronger. I have done alot of bad things in my life but never had anyone to help me do better, until I met my current boyfriend in 2009. His family helped me get myself sorted. They wanted me to go to church but I dont believe in religion. I believe when God raptures a person, he wakes them up from a very deep sleep. I know talk with God all the time, we even have little arguments when i come across something in the bible that i dont agree with. God is the light.

    1. I agree with you Sonia. The ascension is during this life not after. Some churches are not telling their people in the midst of what we are living . This earth is very hostile for us who belongs to Christ. Jesus didn’t come to reward the righteous but to save the sinners. Why did he take apostles from the regular people and not high priests from the temple? Jesus said to his disciples that they don’t belong here and to go proclaim about the Kingdom. We need to remember that the rapture is about to bring us back home. Everyday we and by the help of Christ are fighting forces that we can’t see or feel. This world wants us to fail but we won’t because the Savior told us that the ones who believe in him won’t face judgement on earth. I will deal with Christ about my mistakes once there . I was also ignorant and I found him and every day now I watch every of my step to make sure that I am not gonna be fooled again by the powers of this world who want to keep me in slavery. We are already free by his blood , let go grab our adoption. But remember what Christ said : if you see me , you see the Father, than I know our Father is all good as Christ . He was good yesterday, He is good today and will be tomorrow and would have not let me here if there was another way. Whatever voice tells you the opposite doesn’t belong to Christ . Let’s my peace be with you…

  3. I don’t normally do this, but here goes. If the Lord’s body was raised into the heavens and at the 50th day of the end of the passover Pentecost happened, then what about this thought. That the church (which is Christ body) was in the heavens first and established up there, then through His believers establishes it here on the earth. That would sort of make the church already raptured and the working out of that object fact is through our spirit. Remember the woman at the well and Nicodemus when the Lord was saying to them that God is Spirit and those that worship Him must worship in spirit (note the capital S and small s). Also, in the Greek on verse 16 of chapter 3 in the gospel of John, that would in the phrase, “those that believe in Him shall have ever lasting life.” That word “in” is spelt different, it should be rendered as “into”, those that believe into Him… I believe that it is our spirit which connects us to the heavenly Body of the Lord and expresses itself though us here on the earth to prove what God has accomplished in Christ. But I am just a sinner.

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